Thank you for your interest in becoming a patient with Carolina Dentistry.
On this page you will find information about Carolina Dentistry, our providers, and FAQs.
Please note, due to high demand, new patient appointments with our student and resident providers are unavailable until the fall. If you have completed the new patient registration form, our care coordinators will reach out to you as soon as appointments are available. We apologize for the delay.
If you have not already signed up for MyChart, we encourage you to do so! MyChart is a safe, secure and convenient patient portal that allows you to access your health information when it is convenient for you. Click here to learn more about MyChart.
What is Carolina Dentistry?
Carolina Dentistry is the dental office of the UNC Adams School of Dentistry. It is where our students learn and our faculty provide care. It includes what was known as the Dental Faculty Practice, the graduate student clinics and the student clinics.
With all 12 dental specialties in one place, Carolina Dentistry can provide any care you may need – from regular cleanings to complex surgery. Our experts providers will be there for you every step of the way.
Who provides care?
As a learning health care center, there are three provider levels to choose from at Carolina Dentistry:
- Students: dental hygiene and predoctoral students provide general care.
- Residents: students who have earned a DDS degree and are completing advanced training (orthodontists, pediatric dentists) provide specialized care, such as braces, pediatrics, dentures and more.
- Faculty: fully-licensed dentists and specialists provide general and specialized care.
You may know which provider you want to see already and can indicate your preference at your first patient appointment, or your care team can recommend one for you based on your needs.
What are appointments like?
Appointments with a faculty provider are generally the same length of time and cost as appointments in private practice. Appointments with faculty are generally shorter and less frequent, but more expensive than appointments with graduate student or predoctoral student providers. Faculty provide general and specialized care.
Appointments with resident providers are generally shorter than those with a predoctoral student provider, but longer than those with a faculty provider. They are less expensive than appointments with a faculty member, but more expensive than appointments with a predoctoral student provider. Residents provide specialized care such as braces, dentures, implants, pediatrics, and more.
Appointments with student providers are often the least expensive, but are also the longest (generally three hours), as the students’ work is carefully check by a faculty member, and most frequent (every month). Students provide general care.